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8 Melania Trump Facts That Surprise People

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Melania Trump delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 05 Dec 2016 07:52 AM

Many might know about Melania Trump’s past modeling career as well as her future in the White House, but there are some things that may surprise people about the next first lady of the United States. Some observers believe she will convey the same glamorous style that Jackie Kennedy brought to the White House during the JFK years.

Although her beauty has been spotlighted as President-elect Donald Trump’s wife, she has led a fascinating life that has blessed her with knowledge and experience. Americans will be impressed when they learn more about Melania.

Here are eight Melania Trump facts that may surprise people:

1. Melania was raised in a communist Yugoslavia — She will become the first first lady from a communist country, according to the International Business Times.

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2. Another first — Melania will also be the first non-U.S.-born first lady in nearly 200 years, according to Syracuse.com. The last non-native first lady was Louisa Adams, the English-born wife of John Quincy Adams, the sixth American president from 1825 to 1829.

3. She became an American citizen in 2006 — Born in in 1970 in Slovenia, a part of Yugoslavia at the time, a then-Melania Knavs received a green card in 2001, then became a U.S. citizen a year after marrying her billionaire husband in 2005.

4. She’s multilingual — Melania speaks five languages: English, Slovenian, French, German, and Serbian.

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5. She’s an accomplished entrepreneur — Melania launched a fashion jewelry line in 2010 and a skincare line in 2013.

6. Melania has been a Good Will ambassador — She became the American Red Cross Good Will Ambassador in 2005 and served until 2009.

7. Another first lady attended her wedding — Former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of state and first lady Hillary Clinton attended her wedding to Trump in 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida, according to Biography.com. At the time, Hillary was the U.S. Senator from New York.

8. She wants to fight cyberbullying — During her husband’s presidential campaign, Melania made cyberbullying an issue. “We need to teach our youth American values: kindness, honesty, respect, compassion, charity, understanding, cooperation,” she has been quoted as saying.

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